Albany Medical Center

Nurses gathered in Colonie to discuss a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of some Filipino nurses who came to the U.S. under a special program.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A nurses' union is accusing Albany Medical Center of violating human trafficking law, forcing Filipino nurses to continue working there under the threat of severe financial penalties.

Nurse Jennifer Bejo
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Hundreds of unionized Albany Medical Center nurses picketed Wednesday outside the hospital. 

RN Chris Lee
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Although a picket was averted, unionized nurses at Albany Medical Center continue to voice their concerns about staffing and patient care. 

ICU nurse Jennifer Bejo says "...it breaks my heart in two that I've seen so many of these amazing nurses leave AMC to seek out better opportunities at other upstate unionized hospitals."
Gabe Kristal

A picket by unionized nurses at Albany Medical Center is off for now.

ICU nurse Jennifer Bejo says "...it breaks my heart in two that I've seen so many of these amazing nurses leave AMC to seek out better opportunities at other upstate unionized hospitals."
Gabe Kristal

A group of unionized nurses are threatening a picket at Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Dennis P. McKenna Will Assume the Office on March 31, 2020 at Midnight
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Albany Medical Center is promoting from within to replace its long-time CEO.

James Barba
Albany Med

After 25 years as president and chief executive officer of Albany Medical Center, James Barba will step down next year. Barba, who joined the Albany Med Board 40 years ago, will leave March 31, 2020. The hospital says his successor will likely be announced this summer. 

A rendering of the planned medical office complex at 989 Route 146 in Clifton Park
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Albany Medical Center hospital is expanding its network of urgent care facilities in the Capital Region. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday in the Saratoga County Town of Clifton Park.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan and her partners in fighting poverty throughout Albany announced the launch of the third phase of the City of Albany’s Poverty Reduction Initiative (CAPRI) at a press conference on Thursday.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Mayor Kathy Sheehan has unveiled the third phase of Albany's Poverty Reduction Initiative. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at city hall for the announcement.

Albany Medical Center Hospital is investigating the death of a patient who died in the emergency room.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer speaks at Albany Medical Center Monday.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Trump administration to reverse cuts to a hospital drug discount program. The Democratic Senate Minority Leader gathered with area health leaders at Albany Medical Center Monday to detail his effort.

Doctors James Allison of the University of Texas, Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania, and Steven Rosenberg of the National Cancer Institute
WAMC photo by Jesse King

Three trailblazing immunotherapy researchers have won this year’s Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today to open The Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center, the only pediatric emergency department in northeastern New York and western New England.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The new pediatric emergency department at Albany Medical Center has opened.

Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

The Northeast is gearing up for a heat wave that is setting up to run through the 4th of July, the likes of which we haven't experienced in some time. Authorities are issuing advisories and offering tips on dealing with the heat.

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As the country grapples with the addiction epidemic, one Capital Region hospital is offering opioid-free surgery for a select number of operations.

In a 2 to 1 vote, nurses at Albany Medical Center have chosen to unionize.

 

The hospital said in a release early Saturday morning that in a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, Albany Med nurses voted to accept representation by the New York State Nurses Association for purposes of collective bargaining. 

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New York State Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a collision that seriously injured two troopers early Sunday.

 Norman Massry at the podium as Albany Med CEO Jim Barba looks on during the announcement that "The Massry Family Children's Emergency Center" is scheduled to open this summer.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The new pediatric emergency department at Albany Medical Center now has a name.

Paul Tonko
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko stopped by Albany Medical Center Tuesday morning to headline a press conference on water systems and infrastructure.

Schumer
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Once infected with Lyme disease himself, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Albany today to urge the federal government to continue the battle against insect-borne diseases.

The UAlbany community partnered with Albany Medical Center to assemble "survival kits" to support victims of sexual violence at our annual We Care event in SEFCU Arena.
Teah Sisti

Hundreds of volunteers gathered Monday evening in Albany to pack and deliver "survival kits" to victims who have undergone forensic testing in the aftermath of sexual assault.

Dr. Mandeep Sidhu addresses walkers gathered outside Albany Med's front entrance on New Scotalnd Avenue prior to the neighborhood walk.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

On Wednesday, a throng of Capital Region residents met Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan at the front entrance of Albany Medical Center to take a neighborhood walk. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas joined in, taking steps toward better health.

James Barba
Albany Med

A visit to the emergency room, either as a patient or a concerned relative of the injured or ill, is never a welcome experience even when the best of care is provided. It's especially difficult for children. That may become just a bit easier by the end of next year when Albany Medical Center will open a four-story, $50 million pediatric emergency department. James Barba is the president and CEO of Albany Med.

Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center announced this week an agreement that is intended to improve the quality of care through standardized protocols, easier transfer of patient information, and attracting doctors and other medical professionals.

F. Ulrich Hartl, M.D., Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., Susan Lee Lindquist, Ph.D.
Albany Medical Center

This year's $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research is being shared by three recipients.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited Albany Medical Center today, where he called for $1.9 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus.

The Albany-based research hospital and Saratoga Springs community hospital this week announced a letter of intent to affiliate.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Pope Francis proclaimed the internet was a gift from God. Amanda Scarpinati might just be inclined to agree with that.  Scarpinati's four-decade search for a nurse who cared for her as an infant burn victim came to fruition in a matter of hours days, thanks to social media...

I had a long, very enjoyable conversation with an elementary school principal last week as she was getting ready for the new school year. One topic we kept coming back to was dealing with students who have seizures in class…which is apparently a lot more common than you’d think. And it seems not all seizures are created equal.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll listen to a conversation with two doctors who specialize in Epilepsy, and see how this condition is affecting more and more lives.

We’ll also spend an academic minute getting into some heavy metal!

Albany Medical Center has announced a fifth location for its expanding EmUrgentCare division.

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